Making an Autumn Layout?


Autumn LayoutIt is on Sandra Pares’ site where you will find a lot of art and craft products. The colours and textures on many mixed media art amaze her and she confesses to be enjoying creating and getting her hands dirty with paint and gesso. With autumn having refused to come to her land, she also loves the forest on this season and the trees are wonderful with intense colours and a lot of contrast, ideal for shaping it with mixed media. This is how she does it…

Supplies used:

  • Dylusions inks spray: ground coffee, melted chocolate, lemon zest and pure sunshine
  • Autumn Leaves drawn in a cardstock
  • 12″x12″ watercolour paper
  • Gesso and 1 photo
  • Primary Elements and Silks Acrylic Glaze
  • A brush and sponge
  • 12″x12″ Cosmic Swirl Template and scrap paper
  • Some stencils to make texture like punchinella
  • Gel medium

What to do:

  • Paste some scrap paper with gel medium over watercolour paper to add some texture. Then, put a thin layer of gesso, without covering the scrap paper.
  • Add a little colour in the background with Lemon zest and Pure sunshine
  • Put the template in a part of the paper and with the brown ink spray the template.
  • Add more texture in the background. With a sponge and Silks Acrylic Glaze stencil different templates with punchinella.
  • Stick with gel medium all missing elements: doily shape, photography and leaves. The result will be an Autumn Layout with a lot of texture and contrast.

There you go!


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